Artist's description:

This painting uses a variety of pigments from the landscape and from industry responding to thoughts about the ancient city of Thera and Santorini whilst I was exploring the Greek myths when I spent time in Cyprus. The painting was made in much the same way as my others - within a tray and intervened through sprinkling pigments, pouring liquids and tapping the side of the tray whilst the material moved about in the tray. Through thoughts on Thera I explored using movement to create interruptions in the production of the image.

'The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami.

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Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.' [Source Wikipedia]

Materials used:

Rock and Soil Pigments on Postcard, Turps, Dammar Varnish, Seawater, Stream Water, Rain Water, Postcard, Greyboard



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